I love the Food Cart song and I am wondering if the factoids about the food cart vendors are real or just ones you made up. They make such nice lyrics that they seem like they could just be made up. On the other hand, they seem random enough to be real. And are those the vendor's real names?
Those are the vendor's real names-- except for Abul and Vimal. We didn't have time to interview them about their personal lives, so we were just inspired by our interactions with them when writing the verses. The schedule was so crunched for that shoot that we had not recorded the chorus or written the verses when we shot it. We picked a tempo and played a beat on a portable stereo in order to get everyone to sing along with the chorus.